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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following that attack, including lessons learned from benghazi. we will be receiving testimony next tuesday morning on the impact of sequestration and/or a full-year continuing resolution on the department of defense witnesses. there will be department secretary of defense, the comp driller and the joint chiefs of staff. i hope
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
to undertake a better prepare for defense against a threat to u.s. territory because of this coming capability, i think china is going to say that's unacceptable. i'm hopeful. but at the end of the day as i say, the united states can't sit there waiting just for china. we have to work with our allies on a comprehensive strategy, again trying to let the region know that we want to be that important security guarantor. we also want to be a major trader, an investor to the region and with asia-pacific. and for the stability and the trade and investment, for prosperity and liberty to take root in this century, in a dynamic century with a rising asia pacific, it's going to have to take greater stability than north korea is right now letting it have. so with those initial comment, i'll turn it back to our chairman. >> well, thank you, patrick. as always, very comprehensive argument. now, the floor is open. before we open the floor -- [inaudible] >> i want to pick up on patrick's point, and elaborate on what i see as the elephant in the room, which is china. outgoing defense secretary panetta told th
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
and u.s. secretary of state governor bush appointed the secretary of state of florida from 2005 to 2007. she has taught at ford service institute as the co-chair of the u.s. the part of state mandatory seminar for the newly appointed ambassadors and in an interesting twist she spoke at stanford university where secretary rice is a very distinguished member of the faculty and former provost and the university of miami school of law. she was the u.s. ambassador to the republic of iceland during the administration of george h. w. bush and during the ronald reagan administration he served as the under secretary and assistant secretary at the u.s. department of commerce where he was responsible for trade, development, export, and international travel and tourism and he was appointed by the florida governor jeb bush and charlie crist to serve on the statewide board. both sue and chuck serve on the board of directors of the council of american ambassadors. she's a deval graduate of stanford while we can't claim him as an ally, he's a longtime member and past chairman of the board of the univer
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
:00 eastern and our companion network, c-span. the u.s. senate is not in today as democrats and republicans continue their policy retreat. lawmakers will return tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. to continue work on a bill to reauthorize and the violence against women act. you can see this and that live here on c-span2. the u.s. house is in session. members passed a bill requiring president obama to submit a balanced budget to congress. the vote was 253-167. the house is done with less with a work for the wheat. members will be out the next couple of days. democratic members can attend their retreat. follow live on c-span when members return next week. coming up, live as a group of republican national security leaders from the house and senate armed services committee holds a press briefing to discuss averting defense sequestration. live coverage at 145 eastern here on c-span2. until then, yesterday a bipartisan group of house members introduced a new bill that would make gun trafficking a federal crime. that would also penalize straw purchasers who buy guns for convicted felons are prohibited from buyi
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
'm looking forward to working with the ranking member ron barber as we both share a strong commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our border agents receive the support that they need to protect the homeland. last september, ron and i attended the dedication ceremony of the bryant a kerry border patrol station in arizona on wrangled patrol agent brian terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of homeland security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we have mr. kief rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. richard hudson of north carolina, and later joining us will be mr. steven gaines of montana. they bring a wealth of experience to their new roles in the congress and on the subcommittee at a look forward to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of dhs. let me pause for just a minute and think the subcommittee staff who have worked diligently to put this first hearing
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
for the world innovation. they are a big part of why the u.s. remains the destination for the world's best and brightest. investment in education leads to innovation, which leads to more opportunity and jobs for all. our problem? the investment we make is not yielding maximum returns. each year our colleges and universities graduate approximately 40,000 foreign nationals with masters and ph.d degrees, many of whom are then forced to leave the kanji because there are not enough visa slots in the immigration system to permit them to stay. so rather than being able to invent things here in america, grow businesses or start one of their own, they do all these things somewhere else. now, fiona zhou is here with us today. she is earning her master's at gw school of engineering and applied science. originally from china, she's been india united states for five years, studying operations research and the systems engineering department. if you talk to her you will see, she's pretty smart. she would like to stay here. she wants to invest her talents in america, and maybe even start her own company.
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 8:00pm EST
agencies and what not. and this may surprise you but not all parts of the u.s. government work together seamlessly. [laughter] so here we are, as this cycle and we have these things, what we call blinks between the parts and so one element would find a target but by the time the information got to the people who were going to fix it usually with a predator or something like that to make sure they're there then, time would have passed and accuracy of information, fidelity would have passed. then it would be passed over to the raid force. again you have a loss. like the game telephone where you whisper around the room, it is untellable by the fifth person we're trying to do things in that system. we said this is madness. it won't work. we went on a campaign to fix that process, bringing in different parts of the organization, building intelligence capacity. giving ourselves a mind-set that was different before. if each element did its part of the process they could take pride, we succeeded, we did what we were told. we wiped that clean, nobody is successful unless the whole process works.
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
korea. why were they part of the axis of the evil? so a chance we had to improve the u.s. and iranian relationship was really undermined with that speech, and we've been going over this past ten years and in 2002 you get the iraq war, one of the two american war the united states failed to engage in in the past decade. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background in foreign policy never paid attention to it, served in washington for two years and was a into a sestak supporter but those that new national security could be a problem when he appointed the secretary of state for domestic reasons the secretary of defense for domestic reasons and appointed a retired marine general to be the national security adviser he lasted a lot a year but leon panetta and i know he's one of your neighbors in california she was captured by the operation mentality of the cia before he'd been in the building more than a month this was a national security team obama also was by the military that's how you got the surge of the forces i think he realizes he had by the military and that is importan
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the combatant commander, the commander of u.s. africom and i want to assure you there's been a bunch of speculation about the word risk averse, we needed the country's permission to come in. if we had been able to get them with anything we would have come under the command of the u.s. africa. >> eventually did those go to aaa? >> they did. >> why were they taken off the plane and told to change from their uniforms to other close? >> it was relayed through the embassy. >> how much did upslope the response? >> probably 30 minutes. >> i read other places an hour-and-a-half to two hours. >> that's my estimate i know it was an occurrence. >> why did they go to tripoli rather than benghazi? >> i think it was an 12 hours one we had moved all of the people out? >> and did they go to germany? >> the question i've had since the very start of this is why didn't somebody asked at that time what happened before this all started which would have solved the question about whether there was a demonstration going on or not and i asked that question before solnit the fbi was about to talk to them whic
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
martin dempsey, or on capitol hill today to testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that will be before the senate armed services committee beginning at 10 a.m. eastern and that will be live on our companion network c-span. education secretary arne duncan also on the hill today to talk about the no child left behind law at a hearing hosted by the senate education committee. that will be live at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. the presidency choice to head up the cia is at a confirmation hearing. john brennan will answer questions from the senate intelligence community begin at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. the u.s. senate is about to gavel in the session in about five minutes or so. we will have live coverage here on c-span2. while we wait, remarks or white house adviser john brennan who was at the wilson center in april of last year, when he called drone strikes legal, ethical and wise and the highest characters and standards to limit the loss of civilian life. >> i stand as someone who has been involved our nation's agree for more than 30 years. i have a profoun
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
of the u.s. senate. on week nights want the public policy events. every weekend, the lettuce nonfiction authors and books on book tv. you can see past programs and get our schedules and our website, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> here is where the story starts to get interesting. here is where the group's stock and to meet each other. i am condensing a lot of things, but i'll give you the basic just sent off to fort leavenworth. a lot of people in the army did not really like him. they didn't like officers to work to bookies or who stood up too much. and petreaus was guilty on both counts. so he is sent to fort leavenworth, kansas. a lot of people a thinking, oh, that's great. the fair hair boy, and rescinding about the pastor, chilly. but he gets to fort leavenworth and realizes something. he realizes that this is actually the intellectual center of the army. they write doctrine. they form the curriculum of the command and general staff college. they organized a national training centers. they -- the lessons for one affects the lessons of the other which
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
into a good movie. >> do you have any plans on expanding beyond the u.s. for instance if to europe [inaudible] thank you. >> international coverage is really interesting. i think that we are trying every single print issue of the magazine in at least a couple times a week to always have international content in the next. so we have had reported pieces from venezuela or we had someone embedded in afghanistan and we ran up peace in the last two issues on that so it's really important. the question just from the business standpoint is the economics that more often than not it works best for us to work with freelance reporters contributing for us in "the new york times" as well so we can get the content in the magazines but we don't have the bureau in paris or coal or something like that -- kabul or something like that that is the key to having a broad magazine in the future. >> are you going to make it weekly again? >> i don't think so. we don't have any plans to. it was hysterically, the previous ownership brought it down to buy a weekly. when i first bought the magazine i was a little skeptica
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
questions to five minutes each, the chair opens it, and the chair recognizes himself for five minutes. the u.s. lost sental near iran, and iranians claimed to spoof the gps signal that was in operation with that. last summer, professor humphries from the university of texas, austin said it is possible to spoof the systems to take control of the unmanned aircraft. the testimony states that military gps signals unlike the nonmilitary gps signals, unlike the military gps signals are not encrypted in transparency and predictability make them easily counterfeited or spoofed. ask what research and development is being conducted to address this concern and are there any research and development gaps that you're aware of? dr. toner, if you could start off, and dr. wagner, if you could fill in any gaps that dr. toner leaves out. >> thank you, mr. chairman. you mentioned the very careful experimentation mentioned by the students in texas, and we're aware of those, and, believe me, the security of the communication and control system is one of the key challenges we've looked at for uas, and i mentioned
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
atrios and his advisers and how they change u.s. military strategy in his book, the insurgents. then jeffrey engel looking back at the gulf war. >> secretary john f. kerry and his speech as the new secretary. the council of foreign relations on a country of iraq and afghanistan. >> it has now become a capitalist situation. in china, they capitalize on this. as i said, it's all about preserving the power is the contrary continues to grow. they threw aside the vestiges of communism a long time ago. in north korea, it is all about preserving of the military and the dynasty that you have there. it really has nothing to do with what i think karl marx had a division way back. it has to do with a fascinating book on how communism was moved into asia. it is an absolutely fascinating split that occurred. >> keith richburg on 34 years of reporting and insight from around the world. sunday at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q&a." >> stanley mcchrystal retired from the army in 2010. the former commander has written a memoir. he talks about his book in the library in philadelphia in january. this is
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2013 8:30am EST
tv.org. >> fred kaplan talks about how general david petraeus and his advisers transformed the u.s. military to fight future small wars against insurgents and terrorists. watch him for the next hour here on booktv. .. mr. kaplan spoke at the louisville free public library in kentucky. >> i admire those who do but that's not what i do. what i'm interested in is policies and ideas. where do these ideas come from? i mean, they don't just drop from the sky. usually they are not things that just automatically appeal to everybody as a matter of logic. where do the ideas come from? who are the people who advanced the idea? there's a lot of competing ideas. how did this particular set of ideas get translated into policy with the resistance? how is the resistance overcome? it usually isn't just one person, it's a community. how did this community form? what was the basis of it? that's what history is all about. it's a story. that's what these stories are about, it's about the interplay between personalities and politics, and policy. an accident, going to disappear so tha
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
,000 informant and muslim communities around the u.s. he argues these informants spearhead phony terror plots which are then exposed by the fbi with great fanfare to make it look like the was doing a good job of keeping us safe. mr. aaronson is joined by coadjutor mother jones magazine. this is in our 15. [applause] >> thank you so much for coming out. trevor and i spend a lot of time together working on the project and its fantastic to see a full-blown menace spoke. i assume you will all be walking out with a copy, but in case you haven't fully digested it coming and, i'd like to draw trevor at a little bit on how this came about because this is a man who spent more than a year of his life on freedom of information act documents from the fbi. how did this come about? how did you start going down this rabbit hole? >> and started for me in 2006. i was a reporter in miami and there was a case involving seven and from liberty city and at first it seemed initially to me roberto gonzalez came to announce the case that we're here to declare crowd more and we are going to bomb the sears tower, obvio
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